Denton High head football coach Kevin Atkinson was looking for coaches with experience to add to his staff heading into his third season with the Broncos. Experience is not something Gary Joe Kinne is short on.
Derek Thompson knew that if he didn’t play football beyond his days at North Texas he would follow in his mother’s footsteps and coach on the high school level.
From the first summer workout to the last game of the season, Denton’s Ryan Dunlevy has cultivated a winning attitude and a family atmosphere with his energy and expectations.
The Sanger softball team matched last season’s run to the Class 3A Region II semifinals with a handful of star players this season who led a young Lady Indians team with several starting freshmen.
Through some down years and Denton’s recent run of success, coach Scott Heffley has seen the boys soccer team lose and regain its grasp on the fundamentals.
Mitch Gaylord, a member of the gold medal-winning United States men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Olympics, will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Greater Denton Sports Commission awards banquet on Monday.
Six Guyer athletes won events Saturday at the Class 4A Region I track meet to help lead the Wildcats to respective first- and second-place finishes in the girls and boys team standings.
Guyer’s Devin Norton became the first local athlete to punch a ticket to next week’s UIL state track and field meet, winning the girls 3,200 meters at the Class 4A Region I meet at Abilene’s McMurry University on Friday.
If you ask Denton coach Justin Schuff, the true mark of an established athletic program is how a team performs at its district track meet. After sending just one athlete to regionals last season, this year at the District 5-4A meet the Denton boys qualified eight in six events for the Class 4A Region I meet in Abilene at McMurry. Schuff attributed the jump in success to the commitment of seniors Ke’Von Buris and Maurice Wharton as well as an infusion of talented underclassmen.
After eight years at Ryan as an assistant coach, Erin Taylor has been selected as Denton’s next head girls basketball coach, replacing the retiring Dennis Krishka.
Don’t get too high or too low. That’s been one of Glen Harrison’s main mantras to success during his 28 years of coaching football and baseball.
During 38 years of coaching, Denton’s Dennis Krishka took a different approach to the game of basketball. He established the framework of a team through several avenues, not taking the abrasive route of some of his mentors, while taking pride in his ability to build a program.
LITTLE ELM — The Guyer track programs won’t be missed in the coming years by their District 5-4A foes. The Guyer boys took the District 5-4A title Tuesday at Little Elm Athletic Complex, winning their fifth straight team title as a 4A program, while the Guyer girls rolled to their seventh straight in Class 4A. The boys and girls won by 80 and 109 points, respectively.
A season ago at the regional track meet at McMurry University in Abilene, Denton’s April Pena did what was necessary to advance to the state track meet with a 5-feet, 6-inch effort in the high jump. Unfortunately for Pena, her competitor also achieved the same height a jump before her, which effectively eliminated her from qualifying for state.
CORINTH — Leading 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Lake Dallas erupted for eight runs in the frame to earn a 10-0 run-rule victory over Denton Friday.
Two victories into their playoff crusade, the Denton boys are striving to find the correct formula.
WICHITA FALLS — Denton forward Feliciano Amaya’s memories of last season’s playoff letdown have been eating at him. So after scoring in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs and adding two goals Thursday against Wichita Falls Hirschi in Denton’s 5-0 area-round victory, he feels like he’s got the monkey off his back.
Following a 3-0 loss to crosstown rival Ryan on Jan. 24, the Denton Broncos knew they needed to make a change.
In a matchup of teams with 1-3 District 5-4A records, Wichita Falls and Denton put runners on base only to see their pitchers snuff out each rally by not allowing the crucial, game-breaking hit.
CORINTH — With a plenitude of playoff possibilities up in the air, the Denton Broncos entered Tuesday’s game against Lake Dallas knowing a win cemented a second-place finish in District 11-4A.
When Guyer’s football program lost two assistant coaches to head coaching jobs two weeks ago, the Wildcats had some voids to fill.
A simple look at the current District 11-4A boys standings isn’t enough to determine which teams will be playing next week in the postseason and which ones will be sitting at home.
The Guyer Lady Wildcats don’t panic. They’ve trailed several times this season and have recovered for victories. So on Thursday night at Wildcat Field, when District 5-4A rival Denton took a significant chunk out of the Lady Wildcats’ armor with a three-run second inning, they were unfazed.